If you want to see yet another example of crazy COVID hysteria in action, you only have to look as far as Utah’s largest newspaper, the increasingly out of control Salt Lake Tribune. There, we find an editorial with this paragraph:
Were Utah a truly civilized place, the governor’s next move would be to find a way to mandate the kind of mass vaccination campaign we should have launched a year ago, going as far as to deploy the National Guard to ensure that people without proof of vaccination would not be allowed, well, anywhere.
Civilized? Only if you consider Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union and Cambodia under Pol Pot civilized.
To be clear: the newspaper is saying that unvaccinated people should literally starve to death. If they can’t go “anywhere,” they can’t go to the grocery store or the corner 7-11 or a restaurant. You can’t go to your doctor’s office for a checkup or to work. In the Tribune’s view, you should be confined at home until you submit yourself to the health decisions that the newspaper believes are worthwhile.
Never mind that even the WHO says people under 18 should not be vaccinated. Never mind that recent studies have clearly shown the vaccines should not be taken by pregnant women. Never mind that literally a year ago almost every public figure was saying that COVID vaccines would never be mandatory.
How, exactly, would such a measure be enforced? We have seen the institution of vaccine passports in some limited locales like New York City and central Los Angeles. But the Tribune is calling for the National Guard to enforce this. In effect, they are calling for road blocks where you must show your “vaccine passport” at every corner. All this for a virus with a 99.8 percent survival rate, a virus that is becoming endemic and is now less deadly than the flu or the common cold. Are they really that unhinged?
But there is some good news, if you want to see it that way. For 22 months now many of us have been warning that the COVID hysteria could only go in one direction: toward complete and total government control over every aspect of citizens’ lives, using public health as an excuse. We were called every name in the book, with “conspiracy theorist” being one of the nicest. Can you rubes now see why we were worried?